This is exactly the kind of news that Duke fans have been waiting for, after being immensely disgruntled by the recent mess of Duke Nukem Forever. Fans are obviously looking for some little bright shining light upon this big shadowing disappointment that 2K games has brought to the highly respected and ever beloved Duke. Most new aged gamers would not understand how big of a deal this moronic installment did to the hearts of original Duke Nukem 3D fans after having to wait for over a decade for a sequel to the only iconic FPS game in the 90’s. Only to be disappointed with the immense absurdity of this recent installment (slash) sequel of the most beloved game of pre-millennium gamers – Duke Nukem Forever proved to be anything but satisfactory.
News like this is really going to be one big sigh of relief for the fans that have been plagued with the recent disappointments of Duke Nukem Forever. Gearbox Software, one of the late additional developers of the recent Duke installment has recently gained the official full license of the franchise and right away, they are looking to recover the train wreck of a mess that Duke Nukem Forever left behind. Though it certainly doesn’t seem to be an easy trick to pull out, but Gearbox development chief Randy Pitchford has already expressed determination and desire to revive the fallen game. The Gearbox chief had his thoughts heard during the Penny Arcade Expo just this weekend, stating that Gearbox wants to make their own Duke game, and added that that is a certainly possibility in the near future, but avoided to talk about it further. For the satisfaction of fans, here is the actual straight from Randy:
I know that you guys figured out that, when Gearbox acquired the franchise, we didn’t do it just to make sure we could all play Duke Forever, but because we wanted to make our own Duke game. Soon, we’ll talk about that, but not today.
That definitely sounds like a new Duke game is underway, a new one, a better one! And fans are not expecting to see the same dire disappointments from DNF, which showcased amazingly farfetched technology and seemingly unthought-of design. Also, for those fans who are sucking it in with DNF, Gearbax have also announced a DLC pack coming up in a few months, which was said to add a little more fun to the game – whatever that actually means.
Oh great here we go again!
Hopefully that’s not the case this time around. Duke deserves better, I’m a huge fan.